Society News

  • National awards nominations now open - ASAS is pleased to announce that the 2016 ASAS National Awards are now open for nominations.
  • JAS EiC wants to visit your university - ASAS has launched a new journal support/professional development program to bring the Journal of Animal Science Editor-in-Chief to your university/department for a half-day workshop about scientific writing for publication.
  • Call for nominations - ASAS is accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors, 2016-2017 Committees and 2017 Program Committees. Nominations are due February 8.

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  • Intern_Wanted

    ASAS is now accepting applications for its 2016 Science Communications Summer Internship program. 

    Interns will work with the ASAS Scientific Communications Associate to write press releases, write and edit online content, produce podcasts and create video content for ASAS sites.

Public Policy

ASAS submits input to OSTP - ASAS submitted input to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in response to its request for information on agricultural innovation... READ MORE

Interpretive Summaries

  • Nutrition influences ovarian development in beef cattle

    According to new research in the Journal of Animal Science, we now know more about the positive impact of limit feeding and compensatory growth on follicular development in beef heifers.
  • Chromium affects steer carcass characteristics

    University of Illinois researchers report on the effect of chromium supplementation on glucose and insulin, and what impact this has on the carcass characteristics of feedlot steers.
  • Feeding chocolate to nursery pigs

    Chocolate coproducts are available for livestock feed. A new study shows that a byproduct of chocolate candy production can be an economical substitute for the lactose found in whey powder fed to nursery pigs.